Johnson Papers, vol. 13; 2870
State of Maryland
Sept 2. 1861.
Hon. Andrew Johnson of Tenn
Please accept my thanks for your Excellent speech de-
livered in the U.S.S. on the 27th July 1861.
Especially do I thank you for your Patriotic and Country
loving course. You have shared the abuse of the disorganizers
and Country distroyers, but it can do you no injury. Time
will put you right and them in the shade.
God grant yourself and Other Patriots success in your
manly effort to save Tennessee by bringing her back to the
Union Fold. With great respect I have the Honor to be
Servt & fellow sufferer
Tho H Hicks